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Community Committees

Cloudy SkiesOrange City Council has established a network of Community Committees and task groups to help guide the development of council policy in key areas and to stay in touch with community insights and experience. 

You can find out more about them on this page.

Click on the name of each committee to find out more about :

  • It's purpose
  • The chair of the Committee
  • Contact details for the City Council staff member who works with that committee
  • More resources assembled by that committee

You can also find out how to become a member of one of the committees when there are vacancies.

Ageing and Access Macquarie Pipeline
Airport NAIDOC Week
Australia Day Orange Health Liaison
Bicycling Community Committee Orange & Cabonne Road Safety
City of Orange Traffic Orange Planetarium
Clifton Grove Community Orange Rail Action Group
Community Safety & Crime Prevention Orange Regional Museum
Community Services Interagency Orange Showground
Companion Animals Parks, Trees and Waterways
Cultural Heritage Sister Cities
Economic Development Sports & Recreation
Environmental Sustainability Spring Hill Community
Lucknow Community Tidy Towns
  Youth Services Interagency
  World War 1 Centenary
   
   
 

Ageing and Access

Purpose:

To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy and planning in relation to meeting the needs of older people, people with special needs, people with disabilities and families with young children.

Cr Ron Gander

Committee Chair: Cr Ron Gander

Staff Contact: Ms Amanda Rodwell - 6393 8053 or arodwell@orange.nsw.gov.au

Agenda: Ageing and Access Community Committee - 3 August 2017

 


Airport

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Infrastructure Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Orange Airport.

Cr Chris Gryllis

Committee Chair: Cr Chris Gryllis

Staff Contact: Mr Kel Gardiner - 6393 8172 or kgardiner@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Australia DayAustralian Flag Detail

Purpose: To co-ordinate and arrange Australia Day commemorative activities. To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to Australia Day.

Committee Chair: Ms Lisa Cobb

Staff Contact: Ms Rachel Butler - 6393 8220 or rbutler@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources : There is more information about the Australia Day event, including a nomination form for the citizenship awards, here.

Agenda:Australia Day Community Committee - 17 February 2016


 

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Bicycling Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to the implementation of the Orange Bicycling Plan and raise the profile of cycling in the region.

Committee Chair: J Stewart

Staff Contact: Mr Ben Keegan - 6393 8535 or bkeegan@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: You can find out more about Orange City Council's efforts to encourage bike riding here.

Agenda:Bicycling Community Committee - 2 May 2016

 


City of Orange Traffic

Purpose: The City of Orange Traffic Committee has been established in accordance with the Delegation to Councils for the Regulation of Traffic by the Roads and Maritime Services.

Cr Russell Turner

Committee Chair: Cr Russell Turner

Staff Contact: Mr Kel Gardiner - 6393 8172 or kgardiner@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

 


Clifton Grove Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to Clifton Grove.

Committee Chair: Mr C Everett

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Russell - 6393 8170 or arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

Agenda:Clifton Grove Community Committee - 25 August 2016


Community Safety and Crime Prevention

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to community safety and crime prevention.

Cr Jason Hamling

Committee Chair: Cr Jason Hamling

Staff Contact: Ms Maureen Horth - 6393 8605 or mhorth@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Community Services Interagency

Purpose: To plan and implement a program of activities for networking among community services agencies.

Committee Chair: Ms Karen Boyde

Staff Contact: Mrs Maureen Horth - 6393 8605 or mhorth@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Companion Animals

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and implementation of the Orange City Council Companion Animals Management.

Cr Neil Jones

Committee Chair: Mr Neil Jones

Staff Contact: Mr Mark Hodges - 6393 8292 or mhodges@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Cultural Heritage

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and conduct of cultural heritage programs, education, exhibitions, conservation and promotion throughout the Orange area.  Aspects may include natural resources, local Aboriginal heritage, cultural landscapes, places that have aesthetic, historic, scientific or social value and movable cultural heritage.

Cr Reg Kidd

Committee Chair: Cr Reg Kidd

Staff Contact:  Ms Alison Russell - 6393 8170 or arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Economic Development

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on the implementation of the Economic Development Strategies contained within Council’s Delivery/Operational Plan.

Cr Jeff Whitton

Committee Chair: Cr Jeff Whitton FAICD

Staff Contact: Mr Tony Boland - 6393 8250 or tboland@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Environmental Sustainability

Purpose: To advise through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on policy relating to:

  • Community planning for waste and natural resource management services and associated learning programs.
  • Assist Council with educational straegies that will promote responsible use and management of natural resources, including climate change initiatives.
  • Facilitate Council's participation in regional planning strategies which promote resource conservation and sustainable environmental management.

Cr Neil Jones

Committee Chair: Cr Neil Jones

Staff Contact : Mr Wayne Davis - 6393 8113 or wdavis@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Lucknow Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Village of Lucknow.
 

Cr Ron Gander

Committee Chair: Cr Ron Gander

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Russell - 6393 8170 or arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Macquarie Pipeline

Purpose: To provide a structured forum for stakeholder issues that may arise during the planning, development, construction and rehabilitation of the proposed Macquarie River Pipeline and to assist in disseminating factual information to stakeholder groups.

Cr Russell Turner

Committee Chair: Cr Russell Turner

Staff Contact: Ms Roxanne Betts - 6393 8166 or rbetts@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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NAIDOC Week

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on the planning, resourcing, management and conduct of the National Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders Celebration week and observe other significant occasions throughout the year in Orange.

Committee Chair: Mr G Power

Staff Contact: Ms Karen Boyde - 6393 8972 or kboyde@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Health Liaison

Purpose: To provide an interface between Council, health providers and education providers to the health industry, to discuss local health issues.

Cr Reg Kidd

Committee Chair: Cr Reg Kidd

Staff Contact: Mrs Maureen Horth - 6393 8605 or mhorth@orange.nsw.gov.au

Agenda: Orange Health Liaison Community Committee - 26 September 2016

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Orange & Cabonne Road Safety

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, and support in the development and implementation of Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Strategic Action Plan and other road safety matters as required.

Cr Kevin Duffy

Committee Chair: Cr Kevin Duffy

Staff Contact: Ms Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan - 6393 8620 or ahamilton-vaughan@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Planetarium

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via Services Policy Committee, on management and policy relating to the development of the Orange Planetarium project.

Cr Chris Gryllis

Committee Chair: Cr Chris Gryllis

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Orange Regional Museum

Purpose: To provide community consultation for the Orange Regional Museum Project and to receive advice, ideas and knowledge from the local community.

Cr Neil Jones

Committee Chair: Cr Neil Jones

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: You can find out more about the Orange Regional Museum project here

Agenda: Orange Regional Museum Community Committee - 5 December 2016


Orange Showground

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on policy relating to the development and conduct of the Orange Showground.

Cr Ron Gander

Committee Chair: Cr Ron Gander

Staff Contact: Mr Scott Maunder - 6393 8141 or smaunder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Agenda: Orange Showground Community Committee - 13 October 2016

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Parks, Trees and Waterways

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to:

  • Community planning in relation to parks and open space including Cook Park and the Orange Botanic Gardens.
  • Community planning for streetscapes.
  • Community planning for waterways and stormwater management programs and associated learning programs.

Cr Reg Kidd

Committee Chair: Cr Reg Kidd

Staff Contact: Mr Nigel Hobden - 6393 8241 or nhobden@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Sister Cities

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Employment and Economic Development Policy Committee, on policy relating to the promotion of relationships with Council’s four Sister Cities :

  • Orange (California)
  • Timaru (New Zealand)
  • Mt Hagen (Papua New Guinea)
  • Ushiku (Japan)

through personal exchanges of information and support of cultural and academic visits. Council also has a Co-operation Agreement based on an Education Program, Tourism and Cultural Activities’ with the city of Valparaiso, Chile.

Cr Chris Gryllis

Committee Chair: Cr Chris Gryllis

Staff Contact: Allan Reeder - 6393 8217 or areeder@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: You can find out more about Orange's Sister Cities here.

Agenda:Sister Cities Community Committee - 9 November 2016

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Sport & Recreation

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Sport and Recreation Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to sport and recreation.

Cr Jason Hamling

Committee Chair: Cr Jason Hamling

Staff Contact: Mr Ben Keegan - 6393 8535 or bkeegan@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Spring Hill Community

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the Village of Spring Hill.

Cr Ron Gander

Committee Chair: Cr Ron Gander

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Russell - 6393 8170 or arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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Tidy Towns

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Environmental Sustainability Policy Committee, on strategic policy relating to the management and development of project initiatives, including detailed project submissions, to promote Orange as a Tidy Town within the parameters of Clean Up Australia Day campaign/criteria.

Cr Chris Gryllis

Committee Chair: Cr Chris Gryllis

Staff Contact: Mr Roger Smith - 6393 8025 or rsmith@orange.nsw.gov.au

 


Youth Services Interagency

Purpose: To plan and implement a program of activities for networking among youth services.

Committee Chair:

Staff Contact: Ms Katrina Hausia - 6393 8628 or khausia@orange.nsw.gov.au

 

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World War 1 Centenary

Purpose: To advise Council through recommendation, via the Services Policy Committee, on policy relating to activities and celebrations to mark the Centenary of World War I 1914-1918 as it relates to Orange.

Cr Reg Kidd

Committee Chair: Cr Reg Kidd

Staff Contact: Ms Jan Richards - 6393 8120 or jrichards@orange.nsw.gov.au

Resources: The committee has produced the Centenary of World War 1 website.

 

 


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